Eleanor Robson Belmont
(December 13, 1879 – October 24, 1979) was an English actress and prominent public figure in the United States. George
for her, but contractual problems prevented her
from playing the role.
Wigan, Lancashire her mother was actress Madge Carr Cook and her father Charles
Robson. She worked in stock companies from Honolulu to Milwaukee before she made her New York debut in 1900 as
Bonita, the ranchman's daughter in Augustus Thomas's Arizona.
Her career as a leading Broadway actress lasted for ten years. She
retired when she wed August Belmont
on February 26, 1910. He died on December 10, 1924.
Mrs. Belmont was involved in the Metropolitan Opera
Association as the
first woman on the Board of Directors of the Association, and she
founded the Metropolitan Opera
in her sleep in Manhattan.
- Carmody, Deirdre (October 25, 1979). "Eleanor R.
Belmont Dies at 100; Leader in Charities and the Arts".